Licensing Expo, the worldwide licensing occasion for mental property (IP), collaborations, and model extension, concluded June 15 in Las Vegas.
The annual occasion, which is placed on by Informa Markets World Licensing Group and sponsored by Licensing Worldwide, had almost 12,000 attendees, which is a 13% improve from 2022’s whole attendance.
There have been greater than 1,150 retailers together with consumers from Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Macy’s, Goal, and extra. This was a record-high retail attendance, coming in at a 47% improve versus 2019’s numbers.
The variety of attendees included a 15% new-to-show attendance, in addition to an elevated worldwide attendance from Asian, South American, and European corporations.
With the theme of this yr’s present being vogue, Licensing Expo aimed to focus on what licensing means within the vogue world. Greater than 60 manufacturers have been displayed within the vogue showrooms together with Emporio Armani, Crocs, Vans, Kathy Eire, Butter Items, Burberry, and Lactose.
Via the official matchmaking program, greater than 6,800 conferences have been booked and hosted to make connections and offers on the occasion.
“Amid elevated attendance and a powerful retailer presence, we noticed vital enterprise being carried out at this yr’s Licensing Expo,” says Maura Regan, President of Licensing Worldwide. “As soon as once more, we noticed first-hand how vital it’s for professionals world wide to collect as Expo served as a chance to rejoice the ability of manufacturers, focus on methods for the yr forward, and proceed to develop the enterprise of world model licensing.”
Licensing Expo will as soon as once more be at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Might 21-23, 2024.
Brand Licensing Europe will probably be held Oct. 4-6 at ExCeL in London, and Model & Licensing Innovation Summit North America will happen Nov. 2-3 in New York.